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Fairbanks, Alaska vs Columbia, South Carolina Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Fairbanks, Alaska, Usa and Columbia, South Carolina, Usa is approximately 5,544 km or 3,445 mi.
  • To reach Fairbanks, Alaska in this distance one would set out from Columbia, South Carolina bearing 329.2° or NNW and follow the great circles arc to approach Fairbanks, Alaska bearing 274.4° or W .
  • Fairbanks, Alaska has a boreal subarctic climate with no dry season (Dfc) whereas Columbia, South Carolina has a humid subtropical climate (Cfa).
  • Fairbanks, Alaska is in or near the boreal moist forest biome whereas Columbia, South Carolina is in or near the subtropical moist forest biome.
  • The mean temperature is 20.1 °C (36.2°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 19.8 °C (35.6°F) more in Fairbanks, Alaska. The continentality subtype is truly continental as opposed to semicontinental.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 991.6 mm (39 in) less which is equivalent to 991.6 l/m² (24.34 US gal/ft²) or 9,916,000 l/ha (1,060,086 US gal/ac) less. About 2/9 as much.
  • There are 906 fewer hours of sunlight per year in Fairbanks, Alaska. In whichever way circa 2h 28' less per day or about 2/3 as many.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 30.7° lower in Fairbanks, Alaska than in Columbia, South Carolina.
  • Relative humidity levels are 10.5% higher.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 16.4°C (29.5°F) lower.

Climate Comparison Table

The table shows values for Fairbanks, Alaska relative to Columbia, South Carolina. You can also view this comparison the other way around from the perspective of Columbia, South Carolina vs Fairbanks, Alaska.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) -32 (-57) -29 (-52) -25 (-44) -20 (-35) -13 (-24) -10 (-19) -11 (-19) -13 (-24) -17 (-30) -25 (-44) -32 (-57) -32 (-57) -21 (-39)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) -30 (-54) -28 (-50) -25 (-44) -18 (-32) -12 (-22) -10 (-18) -10 (-18) -13 (-23) -16 (-29) -21 (-38) -29 (-52) -30 (-53) -20 (-36)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) -28 (-51) -27 (-49) -24 (-44) -16 (-29) -11 (-20) -9 (-17) -10 (-17) -12 (-22) -15 (-27) -18 (-32) -26 (-47) -28 (-50) -19 (-34)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) -100 (-4) -94 (-4) -113 (-4) -75 (-3) -78 (-3) -87 (-3) -92 (-4) -105 (-4) -69 (-3) -54 (-2) -53 (-2) -70 (-3) -992 (-39)
rain days iconNumber of Precipitation Days (% chance of precip. on a day ) +1 (+3) -2 ( -7) -3 ( -10) -4 ( -13) -1 ( -3) +1 (+3) +1 (+3) +3 (+10) +2 (+7) +6 (+19) +3 (+10) -1 ( -3)   +6 (+2)
sunshine iconAverage Sunlight Hours/ Day -4h 19' -2h 35' -0h 15' +0h 34' +0h 25' +0h 16' -1h 00' -4h 34' -3h 52' -4h 44' -4h 32' -5h 03'   -2h 28'
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -5h 19' -2h 52' -0h 29' +1h 55' +4h 27' +6h 26' +5h 26' +2h 53' +0h 25' -1h 59' -4h 32' -6h 26'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) -30.7 -30.6 -30.7 -30.8 -30.8 -30.9 -30.9 -30.9 -30.9 -30.8 -30.7 -30.6   -30.7
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) +20 +18 +10 +5 -2 -4 +0 +3 +6 +22 +27 +21   +10.5
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature °C & (°F) -24.7 (-44) -22.4 (-40) -19.9 (-36) -14 (-25) -11.6 (-21) -10.2 (-18) -9.5 (-17) -11 (-20) -13.4 (-24) -14.5 (-26) -21.4 (-39) -24 (-43) -16.4 (-30)

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